Wednesday, January 7, 2009

That's Life, Man

One would have to live in a desert without senses to not see the drama triangle of Brad Pitt, Jennifer Anniston and Angelina Jolie. Here's some news from the front lines in the magazine W:

"What people don't understand is that we filmed ['Mr. & Mrs. Smith'] for a year," he told the publication. "We were still filming after Jen and I split up. Even then it doesn't mean that there was some kind of dastardly affair. There wasn't. I'm very proud of the way that it was handled. It was respectful."

This is the kind of frivolous, cowardly mush that comes from folks who can act like tough assassins, but love like fickle school children in reality. The break up of marriage wasn't dastardly. In fact it was respectful, something to be proud of. No, wait, not just proud. Very proud. Even God is impressed with the civility of it all, I'm sure. How do Brad and Jen relate since the respectful divorce?

"We still check in with each other," Brad said. "She was a big part of my life, and me hers. I don't see how there cannot be [that]. That's life, man. That's life."

The profundity of this statement is just one of the many reasons that people look up to actors as the role models they are. I can see why congress invites such people to pontificate about world affairs, and the U.N. makes them "ambassadors" to hurting hoards. It's nice to know that Brad still checks in with the wife of his youth. After all she was a big part of his life - joined together by God and all that. It had to be at least as important as teenage acne - a big part of life. Surely something as profound as marriage - created by God to express the unending love between Christ and his church - is going to require checking in with each other when it's ended. After all, "That's life, man. That's life."

11 comments:

JanAl said...

I'm not sure what to say, other than, the world needs Christ.

Nan said...

Hi!

Well said, Darby! To a world that doesn't know Christ, Brad's words seemed surely mature and well reasoned. But to the enlightened world, Christ's world, Brad's words are laughable. And sad. You added a great ironic expansion to his statements. I only wish he could read your post! But he's among the unreachable to us little people. Wait!!! Maybe Stevie B will read his statements and go witness to him! Or not. I'm not mocking Stephen Baldwin, by the way. I'm very happy that he's professing Christ as Savior!

Darby Livingston said...

The sad thing is that he is one of my favorite actors. He's a very good actor.

danny2 said...

from the front lines in the magazine W

it brought two questions to my mind:

a) why is George Bush writing about Brad/Jen/Anjolina

b) and what was Darby doing reading "W?"

your copy of "O" hadn't arrived yet? ;-)

Darby Livingston said...

Just trying to be culturally relevant. :) Actually, the article came up on my home page when I got online.

Antonio Romano said...

Honestly, Moses...we just threw some gold in the fire and then...

JanAl said...

LOL!

Darby Livingston said...

That is too funny Tony. Mandy and I were just talking last night about you saying that sometimes. However, in this case, I don't recall a commandment, "Thou shalt not read W," anywhere.

Antonio Romano said...

It's like my old standby. I probably do need a new joke.

Anonymous said...

here is a story that was not so civilized.

http://cosmos.bcst.yahoo.com/up/player/popup/?rn=3906861&cl=11444512&ch=4226713&src=news

Darby Livingston said...

Wow.